Hikmet Hajiyev: "Past narratives of the OSCE Minsk Group on the conflict do not work, because the situation in the region has completely changed"

Hikmet Hajiyev: "Past narratives of the OSCE Minsk Group on the conflict do not work, because the situation in the region has completely changed"
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  • calendar-gray 25 January 2021

"The OSCE Minsk Group must adapt to the new reality," said Hikmet Hajiyev, Assistant to the President of the Republic of Azerbaijan, Head of the Foreign Policy Department of the Presidential Administration of the Republic of Azerbaijan during a virtual discussion of the Atlantic Council, a leading think tank based in the United States.

Touching upon the reputation of the OSCE Minsk Group in Azerbaijan, Hikmet Hajiyev said that it was low, mainly due to the inability of the organization to make a real contribution to resolving the conflict for more than 25 years.

He said that the past narratives of the OSCE Minsk Group on the conflict no longer work, because the situation in the region has completely changed.

Hikmet Hajiyev said that the OSCE inappropriately exaggerated the status of Nagorno-Karabakh issue, which created false and unnecessary expectations in Armenia.

He noted that the Minsk Group can contribute to peacebuilding in the future through various projects.

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